About this object

Head of Apollo or Alexander the Great in Greek marble. The arrangement of the locks as well as the upward gaze imparted by the pupils, which are drilled out, suggest identification as Alexander, a Roman copy comparable with some others.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 4th Century AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the estate of Dr Philip Nelson
  • Collector
    Philip Nelson
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1953 before
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 145 mm x 14 mm
  • Related people
    Philip Nelson ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Notes on a New Edition of Michaelis: Ancient Marbles in Great Britain

    Vermeule, C; von Bothmer, D

    Author: Vermeule, C; von Bothmer, D
    Date: 1959-04


Previous owners

  • Philip Nelson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1952
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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